New Airline To Touchdown In Antigua This December


Antigua and Barbuda will welcome the start of year-round service by Frontier Airlines for the upcoming Winter season.  


The US based, low-cost carrier known for its attractive rates will make its inaugural flight to Antigua on December 4. The service will operate once weekly on Saturdays with flights to Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport from its base at the Orlando International Airport in Florida.  


“We’re excited to announce service to V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua with nonstop flights to Orlando beginning this December,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “Our mission is to deliver ‘Low Fares Done Right’ for our customers and we’re confident that this new route will make travel to the island even more accessible and affordable for tourists while at the same time providing an attractive option for local residents wanting to travel to the U.S. We look forward to welcoming passengers onboard to enjoy the warm weather and stunning scenery of Antigua and Barbuda and to serving local residents with affordable flights to Orlando and beyond through our extensive U.S. route network.” 


Tuesday’s announcement by Frontier Airlines was welcomed by Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials, who were engaged in talks with the airline before the pandemic. This is the airline’s first entry into the Caribbean as they resume steps to expand their network.  


Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism The Honourable Charles Fernandez said, “The launch of the new service out of the busy Orlando airport opens up an important gateway to Antigua, with links to major US cities.  We can now look forward to meeting the increased demand coming out of the US this winter and from all indications, we can also expect to see more competitive pricing brought on by Frontier Airlines’ affordable rates.”  


CEO of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Colin C. James called the airline’s decision, “good news for the industry, good news for Antigua and Barbuda, and a show of confidence in our rebound.”  


James said, “Those additional 186 passengers every Saturday will certainly go a long way in providing us with the alternative options that we need from other gateway cities in the USA into Antigua.” 


News of the airline’s December launch has been met with much enthusiasm by Antigua and Barbuda hoteliers and other tourism stakeholders who are excited about the additional airlift for the destination.  


Frontier Airlines will operate an Airbus320-Neo. Introductory fares to Antigua will start from as low as US$99.

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  1. Arwen no want none new airline, arwe want one new government!!! We want peace and prosperity not no new airline bringing dem COVID variants and broken tourism. Antiguans always blinded by the wrong things that’s why Hitler nah stop bribe aryu.. CALL THE ELECTIONS!!!

    • While I may understand your desire to bring politics to the front, I do not think you should try to disrepect our guest. We do depend on tourism and it is really good news for us to have another carrier. Our Airport need alot more carriers to sustain it.

      We know how to control COVID but that is a different matter

      Good job Ministry of Tourism.

      • @ JBF what did Tessa say that disrespect a guest . You old farts always trying to tell folks how to talk shuups .

        • @ Really – If your cannot pickup up the negative cannotations and unwelcome remarks from Tessa implying that the tourist are bringing COVID variants and that the airline is not welcomed, then i guest you are a young stupid fart.

  2. Frontier Airlines is not reliable. So when is Spirit Airlines coming? Orlando Airport is very busy with Domestic flights. Because of the numbers of Amusement Parks in that area.

  3. This is good news for Antigua and Barbuda. I’m happy to see frontier coming to our shores. Would like to see more airlines come to the island. This is positive for our tourism sector…👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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